Sebastian Borenzstein’s box office hit will open the UK festival, which runs April 19-22.

Sebastian Borenzstein’s Chinese Take-Away will open the inaugural Argentine Film Festival, which takes place in London at the Ritzy Picturehouse from April 19-22.

Borenzstein’s drama, about a lonely man who takes in a Chinese lodger, is one of eight films showing at the festival which closes with Gustavo Taretto’s romantic comedy Medianeras. The festival will also feature the UK premiere of four short films from Argentina’s silent film era, including Nelo Cosimi’s My Sorrel Horse from 1923.

Sofia Serbin de Skalon, the Festival’s Director and Founder, commented: “We’re very proud of our inaugural programme, which represents the cream of current Argentine film production. All of the films have received international recognition and awards, but they also tell universal stories that any Londoner can relate to, be they English or Spanish-speakers.”

“We are truly delighted to host London’s first Argentine Film Festival. Argentina is producing some fantastic films, and the Ritzy, with its long-standing history of alternative programming and its community spirit, is the perfect venue for this festival,” added Clare Binns, Director of Programming and Acquisitions at City Screen – Picturehouse Cinemas.